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Exel Gilberth Manurip  

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  • Age: 10
  • Birthday: August 9, 2004
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Jehoshua Child Development Center
  • Child ID: ID2090226
    • Waiting: 324 Days for a sponsor.
Exel makes his home with his father and his mother. Running errands is his household duty. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home.

Playing ball games and bicycling are Exel's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is above average and he also regularly attends church activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Exel will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Exel lives in the hillside community of Papakelan, home to approximately 4,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood with corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Minahasa.

The regional diet consists of fish and rice. Common health problems in this area include skin diseases. Most adults in Papakelan work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $80 per month. This community needs clean water, improved sanitation, educational materials and vocational training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Jehoshua Student Center to provide Exel with Bible studies, medical checkups, nutritious food, exercises, community service opportunities, tutoring, school fees, and educational materials. Thirty percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide meetings and home visits for the parents or guardians of Exel.
Indonesia consists of 17,000 islands along the equator between Australia and Asia. The larger islands have central mountain ranges and fertile plains and lowlands. The climate is tropical with a rainy season from October to April.

The country squeezes a population nearly the size of the United States into a landmass roughly triple the size of Texas; it has the fourth largest population in the world. Indonesia is also a diverse nation with many resources. More than 300 languages are spoken but the most common is Bahasa Indonesia. Islam claims 90 percent of Indonesians; however, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and animism are also practiced.

When Columbus sailed from Spain in 1492, he sought a new route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. The Portuguese arrived in the sixteenth century but in 1602 the Dutch began slowly gaining control of the islands. Following Japanese occupation during World War II, the country, led by Sukarno, proclaimed independence in 1945. Suharto ousted Sukarno in 1967 and held the presidency of the military-controlled republic until 1998, when a collapsing economy fueled riots and demands for reforms. In 2001, the country elected a female leader, President Megawati Sukarnoputri.

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Child's Location: Southeast of Manado

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
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  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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